Plant Care Lipstick Vine

Lipstick Vine

4.6 out of 5 (18 experiences)

Lipstick Vine has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Lipstick Vine has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly

Also known as

Lipstick Plant and curly lipstick plant


Aeschynanthus radicans

How to care for Lipstick Vine


How often to water your Lipstick Vine

Water needs for Lipstick Vine
0.5 cups
every 9

Lipstick Vine needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Calculate water needs of Lipstick Vine

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Lipstick Vine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lipstick Vine: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lipstick Vine may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Lipstick Vine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lipstick Vine: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Lipstick Vine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Lipstick Vine is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Lipstick Vine

Lipstick Vine

Lipstick Vine

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Lipstick Vine has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Lipstick Vine has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Lipstick Vine has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Lipstick Vine has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Lipstick Vine has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Lipstick Vine has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Emily18 avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 208 XP

Got her already grown as a gift so I can’t speak to much from experience. Thrives off tons of sun, let the soil dry out COMPLETELY, and a bit of a slow grower. So pretty though!!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Caz avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 172 XP

Water sparingly. It will lose leaves very quickly if it’s over watered. Less is definitely more with this plant.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Alia avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 46 XP

The surprise blooms will make your days brighter!!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Silvia avatar
leaf-1 103 Plants
xp 3,724 XP
globe Albuquerque, New Mexico

This plant is fun. It is rather easy to grow semi-easy to propagate. It grows the cutest red lipstick looking flowers when it is happy. It too is situated in my east window with my covered porch so it does get limited direct sunlight. It does like water but it does not like to be drenched.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Kikisbabies avatar
leaf-1 73 Plants
xp 3,022 XP
globe San Francisco, California

One of the cutest, most beautiful vining plants that I own.

Planterflexion avatar
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 1,296 XP
globe New York

Nice in hanging pot . Quiet, mostly keeps to herself but plays nice with succs in neighborhood. Doesn’t pick up after herself, known to drop leaves when bothered, teenagers- sigh.

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Annastasiavonbeaverhausen avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 809 XP
globe Calgary, Alberta

Lovely and lush, it gives sweet lipstick shaped flowers

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Sarahsalith avatar
leaf-1 339 Plants
xp 9,317 XP

*I have one small plant in my east-facing bathroom and a much larger plant in my west-facing plant room. I water them when the soil is dry to the touch.*

Well, it isn't a fast grower and it isn't large and lush and I've heard these eventually bloom, but it's perfect for my bright bathroom and my plant room upstairs.

For a LONG TIME, it just kinda sat there, but now, both plants are putting off new growth that's reaching for the sky ... or maybe it's just reaching for the lightbulb right above it. Regardless, the little plant is looking good now and the larger plant is spilling over the sides of the basket.

I really like this plant and if I could, I'd give it 4.5 stars, but I'll have to settle on four stars just because it's not as prolific as a philodendron or pothos, or as majestic as a Monstera, or as cool as a Cast Iron plant.

Jewels108 avatar
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 729 XP
globe Santa Fe, New Mexico

I just put her by the a window, water her when she is somewhat dry, and she shoots out tendrils non-stop. She’s never flowered. I haven’t tried to propagate her. But,damn, she makes me happy!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Doornbell avatar
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 972 XP
globe Redmond, Washington

Drought intolerant

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
User3022 avatar
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 1,716 XP
globe Cornwall, Ontario

Very easy to grow always putting beautiful red flowers look like lipsticks. Make sure to put some orchid mix in dirt has charcoal in it. Leaves are also quite beautiful.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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